Scottish independence Panelbase poll boosts Yes

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THE campaign for a Yes vote in the independence referendum is continuing to close the gap on the No camp, according to the latest opinion poll released today.

A total of 40% of Scots say they will vote Yes, according to the poll conducted by Panelbase for Newsnet Scotland. That figure is just 5% behind those who say they will vote No. There are still 15% of Scots who are undecided, according to the poll.

The five-point gap is down from 12 points on a previous Panelbase poll last month which had Yes on 37%, with No on 49%.

The latest poll suggests that excluding ‘don’t knows’, support for Yes has reached 47% with No on 53%. The results suggest a swing of just three points is needed to put Yes ahead in September.

Yes Scotland Chief Executive Blair Jenkins said: “This is another extremely encouraging poll and confirms that momentum is very much with the Yes campaign. It continues the trend we have seen this year of a steady and significant narrowing of the gap and we are confident that we are on a winning trajectory.

“The scaremongering of the No campaign is backfiring because people understand that as the 14th wealthiest country in the international league table - compared to the UK’s 18th place - Scotland has got what it takes to be a successful independent country.”